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Wells named soybean challenge coordinator

Bob Wells of Bement has been announced as the Illinois Soybean Association’s (ISA) new Yield Challenge coordinator, effective Sept. 1.


Bement homecoming activities announced

Bement High School will celebrate its Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, with a Hollywood theme.

The following students have been selected as this year’s homecoming court:


Mackey is Piatt County Dove coordinator

Dove’s Domestic Violence Program has announced the hire of Liz Mackey as its new Piatt County Coordinator.


Mental health center nets $625,000 grant

The Piatt County Mental Health Center has been awarded a $625,000 federal Drug-Free Communities Grant that director Tony Kirkman calls a “game changer” in the local battle against substance abuse.


Tabled zoning issues approved by county board

Three zoning requests were approved by the Piatt County board on Sept. 12, including two that had been delayed earlier by the board.


Water project, rates discussed by Mansfield board

With a $1.08 million loan approved, the Village of Mansfield is set to undertake a water main replacement program on the south side of town beginning next spring.

The best way to pay off that loan was the main topic of discussion at a special board meeting held Sept. 11.


Scope of school building project discussed

The Monticello school board met in special session Monday to begin both broad stroke discussions on what will be included in its upcoming building project, as well as getting down to more specific details including color schemes.


Activities announced for HCE Week

Piatt County Home and Community Education units will be presenting a number of events during Illinois’ state recog


Monticello Hall of Fame inductees announced

The reception to honor this year’s Monticello High School Hall of Fame recipients, Dr.


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